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Mine Seismology Workshop

7 - 9 February 2022
9.00am – 5.00pm AEDT
School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering
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seismograph machine showing an earthquake

The School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering is collaborating with the Rehabilitation Showcase, in collaboration with the Institute of Mine Seismology to bring you the Mine Seismology Workshop.

Workshop dates and times

Monday 7 February | 9.00am to 4.00pm
Primer Course on the Basics of Mine Seismology

Tuesday 8 February | 9.00am to 5.00pm    
Presentations on Implementation and Applications of Seismic Monitoring in Mines

Wednesday 9 February | 9.00am to 5.00pm
Presentations on Mine Seismology and Training in IMS Software (Ticker3D)

Registration fees

Presenters: Presenters will have a 100% discount for the day of presentation.

UNSW students and lecturers: Students and lecturers of UNSW attend for free but require registration.

Students from other universities: Students will have a 50% discount provided proof of student registration is sent to IMS.

The registration fee is AUD 150 / day (incl. tea / coffee) for in-person attendance and AUD 75 / day for online attendance.

For more information and for registration, please visit the IMS web site. Note that the number of in-person attendees are limited due to social distance rules in NSW.

PROGRAM

Monday 7 February – Day 1, Room G51 in the Old Main Building at UNSW
Primer Course on the Basics of Mine Seismology


The objective of the course is to explain the elementary principles of seismology and seismic monitoring in mines to non-seismologists: objectives of seismic monitoring in mines, seismic waves and seismic sources, seismic monitoring systems, location of seismic events, basic and derivative source parameters, source mechanisms, classification of seismic events, parameters of seismicity, analysis and interpretation of seismicity.

Tuesday 8 February – Day 2, Room G51 in the Old Main Building at UNSW
Presentations on Implementation and Applications of Seismic Monitoring in Mines


The workshop is aimed at promoting discussion on best practices for seismic monitoring in mines. These will cover various topics of mine seismology and seismic monitoring: mechanisms of seismic events and mechanics of rockburst damage, processing of seismic monitoring data, audit of assumptions adopted in mine design and planning (e.g. parameters of in situ stress field), re-entry protocols after blasts and large seismic events, assessment of seismic hazard and rockburst hazard.

It will also feature presenters from Newcrest Mining and presentations from UNSW lecturers - Dr Guangyao Si and Changbin Wang.

Wednesday 9 February – Day 3, Room G51 in the Old Main Building at UNSW
Presentations on Mine Seismology and Training in IMS Software (Ticker3D)


There will be a combination of theoretical presentations and practical exercises explaining and illustrating the processing and interpretation of seismic monitoring data. Attendees with modern laptops will receive IMS software with which to perform hands-on tasks during training and gain experience. Note that in order to run IMS software, we strongly recommend a machine with at least 8GB of RAM and a modern 3D graphics card (NVidia or AMD) with up-to-date drivers installed.

Read the full program of the IMS-UNSW Mine Seismology Workshop.